Police hunt for child sex offender

Police are appealing for information
Police are appealing for information

Police are hunting for a child sex offender who could be hiding out in Warwickshire or along the county’s canals.

Michael Crabb, 53, is wanted by police after being released from prison on licence in March and breaching license conditions.

Michael Crabb

Michael Crabb

While he was last seen in Middlesex, he has links with Warwickshire and the canal system - and has in the past hidden out on barges which could help him travel the UK.

The Metropolitan Police urge that anyone who sees Crabb contacts the force on 999 immediately, and does not approach him.

A police spokesperson said: “His licence conditions were imposed following his conviction and subsequent nine year prison sentence for child sex offences.

“He has breached these conditions by failing to notify a change of address and is now wanted on a recall to prison.

“He has links to Uxbridge, Iver, Slough and Warwickshire.

“Crabb also has links to the British canal system and has in the past sought refuge on barges and may therefore travel throughout the country.

“If seen Crabb should not to be approached and the public are asked to dial 999 immediately.”

Anyone with any information can contact detectives at Wandsworth Borough Manhunt team on 101 or Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111.